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Tues. 10:50 a.m.: Auditor issues $8,000 finding against Falls fire district

NEWTON FALLS - A state audit of the Newton Falls Joint Fire District uncovered that former fiscal officer, Joseph Sosnowski, incurred $8,043 in penalties and late fees for failing to remit pension contributions and pay lease and loan obligations on time. The audit was released today by ...

Tue. 9:42 a.m.: Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

ALON SHVUT, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s prime minister traveled to the West Bank on Wednesday to celebrate the U.S.’s announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to be a violation of international law. Benjamin Netanyahu called the Trump administration’s declaration, which ...

Tue. 9:30 a.m.: White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president are preparing to testify today at House impeachment hearings as the inquiry reaches deeper into the White House. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer at ...

Tue. 9:22 a.m.: Taliban free US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban figures

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 today, in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghanistan the previous day. The hostages — American Kevin King and Australian Timothy ...

Tue. 9:14 a.m.: Authorities: Body found in search for missing Missouri woman

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Information provided by a missing St. Louis-area woman’s husband has led authorities to a body that’s believed to be that of the woman, police said today. The body was discovered around 11:15 p.m. Monday in a remote area near the town of Troy and about 45 miles ...

Tue. 9:11 a.m.: Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators say a “suspicious package” flagged during the screening process at Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport turned out to be a bottle of lotion. The incident resulted in an evacuation of passengers and workers from the airport ...

UPDATE Mon. 1:24 p.m.: Police say 3 killed in shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

DUNCAN, Oklahoma (AP) — Two men and a woman were fatally shot this morning outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, the chief of police said. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third was in the parking lot outside the store in Duncan, Police Chief Danny Ford said. Police ...

Mon. 10:49 a.m.: Body found in woods believed to be missing man

CHAMPION — The Trumbull County Coroner's Office said this morning that it believes the skeletal remains found Saturday near Educational Parkway are that of Ronald L. Reese Jr., a 43-year-old man missing since around Thanksgiving of last year, but are waiting for the results of dental records ...

Mon. 9:17 a.m.: Jonny Lang booked at Robins

WARREN — Blues-rock guitarist Jonny Lang will play Warren's Robins Theatre on April 28. Lang released his platinum-selling debut album “Lie to Me” in 1997 when he was 15 years old. In his career, he's worked with some of the biggest names in rock and blues, including the Rolling Stones, ...

Mon. 8:59 a.m.: 4 dead, 6 wounded in California football party shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed and six more wounded when “unknown suspects” sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the Fresno’s southeast side, where ...

Mon. 8:54 a.m.: Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in the capital, Tripoli, today killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army, ...

Mon. 8:50 a.m.: Stocks subdued after US record highs, eyes on trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were subdued today as investors look for developments in the U.S.-China trade war and the outlook for stocks after Wall Street indexes hit record highs last week. France’s CAC 40 slipped 0.1 percent to 5,931 and Germany’s DAX also fell 0.1 percent to 13,229. ...

Mon. 8:46 a.m.: Pope replaces financial watchdog head amid fallout from raid

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis today replaced the head of the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency amid continuing fallout from a controversial Vatican police raid on the agency’s offices that jeopardized the Holy See’s international financial reputation. Francis thanked Rene ...

Fri. 1:48 p.m.: Browns’ Garrett suspended for rest of season by NFL

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason by the NFL today for using a helmet “as a weapon” and striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head. His violent outburst in the final seconds of ...

Fri. 9:13 a.m.: Ousted ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will hear from a singular witness today in the Trump impeachment hearings: Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was targeted by the president’s allies in what she calls a smear campaign now central to the inquiry. The career diplomat, who ...

Fri. 9:07 a.m.: Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said early today it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after overnight rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce. The Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, who kept to the sidelines of this ...

Fri. 8:58 a.m.: Fuel rations, price hike hit Iranians amid plunging economy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Many Iranians are angry after authorities abruptly raised fuel prices by up to 50 percent and imposed rationing without any prior warnings to the public. Across the capital, Tehran, long lines of cars waited for hours at pumping stations following the overnight changes in ...

Fri. 8:51 a.m.: LA suburb mourns student victims after school shooting

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself, authorities said. The shooting that killed two teenagers and wounded three others ...

Fri. 8:36 a.m.: Global shares mostly rise on talk of China-US trade deal

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares mostly rose today after U.S. governments officials said they were getting close to an agreement with China to cool tensions over trade. Germany’s DAX rose 0.2 percent to 13,208, and France’s CAC 40 gained 0.4 percent to 5,922. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial ...

Fri. 8:42 a.m.: Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts began an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks today to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and U.S. astronaut Andrew Morgan ventured out today with dozens of tools to dissect the ...